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ERH 378

Mosque art
Mihrab from a mosque in Tunis (faience), niche in the wall of a mosque which indicates the qibla (the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca to which Muslims should face when praying;, Islamic School, (18th century).

Mihrab from a mosque in Tunis (faience) . faience. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 Mar 2016.


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